Help Your Toddler Welcome Their New Sibling

help your toddler welcome their new sibling

Welcoming a new baby home is exciting, but toddlers may not be so thrilled. Whether the toddler at home will like the new addition is a common concern. How do you explain to your child there will be a new baby to take care of that everyone will need to help care for? Sammy’s mom…

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Why Toddlers Laugh

Why toddlers laugh

Need a Good Laugh? So Does Your Toddler.  In general, toddlers and infants love to be silly, and they absolutely love to laugh.  According to Dr. Gina C Mireault, understanding “why toddlers laugh” provides insight into toddler thought process around the world.  Regardless of culture or language, children learn to laugh in the first four…

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5 Benefits of Reading to Your Baby

reading to your baby

March is Book Reading month, but what does that mean to you? We’ll cover five benefit of reading to your baby that may surprise and delight you. Last fall, we listed our favorite books, but now it’s reading month, and there are more books to read! Stories you are reading to your baby teaches them…

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How to Make Toddler Routines Fun

how to make toddler routines fun

From the moment babies crawl, then walk, then run, they crave independence and control over their own selves.  I really want to offer choices, but worry about the ones they make.  Luckily, there is a way to make toddler routines fun with the limited choice game.  Best of all they each give your toddler a…

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Toddler Winter Fun, Safety Tips

Toddler Winter Fun

If you live in a northern state, especially in the Midwest or northeast, winter is definitely here.  Brrrr!  So maybe you already have decided to just stay inside with your little one until daffodils pop through the snow, or maybe you’re waiting for memorial day.  If your child is warm and safe indoors, why go…

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Toddler Years – From Torture to Joy

Toddler years - from torture to joy

The Child You Wish You Had As a kid, didn’t you imagine having a child and how that would be?  So today, how is it possible this ornery little scamp is yours?  Maybe a changeling, like in the fairy tales landed in your crib.  You are not alone.  The subject comes up enough that experts…

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